OK, so I finished this back in May. It was my final for crafts class but I never really got around to posting it... So here it is! I love this and already have a second book in progress.. though a much smaller book..
The cover: An inconspicuous book right? But what is that at the bottom you ask?
A drawer! My favorite part of this whole book is this little drawer.
Inside there are little bottles that contain representations of each element
The drawer pulls are made of beads and a brad for each. The drawer itself is made from an altoid tin that I pulled the top off of then spray painted. The brads are silver but the picture makes them look bronzish.
Inside I devoted a two page spread to each element. We were required to add certain elements to the overall book such as a pop up, pocket and other things.
Air, the sailboat is a gel medium image transfer:
Fire. This page had a pop up, I wasn't to pleased with the way it came out, but I couldn't possibly love everything in the book
Water. I printed an image onto address labels then stuck them on the left hand page:
Lastly I had spirit. I made the window out of a transparency gel markers and some liquid embossing stuff. I attempted a stained glass look with what I had on hand and loved it! I also made the goddess out of poly-clay. I have so much left over, I might try to make some more. The stuff was a little shiny.
With the drawer pulled out.
Closeup of the 'window':
Thanks for reading this novel of a post. We need some more altered books around here! I hope I could inspire someone to make some more. I love seeing everyone's take on altering books. The altered book journal along is great too, if you liked my project you will love their 100 page long thread. Found here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248633.0